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Re: Still here, decided to just start new thread
« Reply #150 on: January 16, 2014, 09:21:30 PM »
Glad to hear your Houston place closed.  I felt the same way when we left California.  We hope you have good weather and good roads for your trip.  I saw your question about the campground but didn't know anything about it.  Looking forward to seeing you in Q!

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« Reply #151 on: January 18, 2014, 05:40:08 PM »
If I ever get there!

The notaries were frantically trying to get in touch with me Friday.  I didn't get away till after 10, to cold to load stuff the night before.  I did do clothes but no foods or anything liquid was like 15 or something.

So I only get as far as Vincennes and they finally got me on my cell.  The notary did not do the contract right and everything had to be resigned.  So I had to sit at the truckstop and wait until they got another traveling notary to come.  We finally got the papers signed.  I drove as far as I could but didn't make very good progress spent the night in a truck stop.

Today, oh my God,  the wind on 55, 57, and down to where I stopped in Marian, Arkansas was unreal.  I was trying to see how fast it was blowing.
I stopped and the motorhome was rocking like crazy, I couldn't believe it, never saw anything like that.  I saw quite a few newer ones going 50 and 55
but I'm afraid someone will run over me and if I stayed behind that made me doing about 45 so I managed at least 60, but either was just to dangerous to drive one of these. I'm sure the truckers were affected to, was very bad.   And I'm exhausted, so I just happened to find a KOA here.  They just have a few sites open in the winter and I nabbed one, stopped way to early but just wasn't worth it.The available sites are pretty full they don't keep many open in the winter, the campground lady said everyone was complaining about the wind.  It is warmer here 53 but to be 29.  I think once we are done washing and cleaning up I will turn off the water and drain the hose, the bays should be warm with the furnaces on.

I was going to put water in my tank.  There had been a leak and Tom repaired it, well hate to tell him but repair didn't hold, so going to see what I can get done out there if I ever get there.  When I get to the campground going to have to remove stuff in my bays and dry under the mat.  There isn't near the stuff in there that used to be there so more a nuisance then anything.  He thought maybe it would hold but apparently not.  He used some
kind of plastic weld like JB weld but likely to much weight from water, I drained the rest back out that I put in. But that's ok, we are here tonight where I can do laundry and we can get a bath. Like folks say travel with the checkbook, and yep I will. But I also brought 2 4 gallon bottles of water as it was
all winterized until tonight.

Wonder what else will happen, since we use this thing about once a year, I expect anything.  But I do have 6 new tires, I'm so proud of them. 

And though there are wind warnings out it has laid a lot already this evening.

I did find that we have a block heater and I found the power cord in the bay tucked up above the transfer switch, I'm sure that's what it is, but
don't think it will be cold enough to need it down here, guess I will find out.  but that driving today was the worst I've ever seen and I've seen winds before, Wow! At least I have a good internet connection here.
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« Reply #152 on: January 18, 2014, 07:12:25 PM »
Wow, Carolyn, That was such a good description,  I feel like I was in that wind with you.  Good call to  jump into a KOA and wait it out.  We will  be here.  Take your time.  Be safe!
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« Reply #153 on: January 18, 2014, 09:14:38 PM »
I've said to Jerry at least several times "I wonder if Carolyn got off yesterday as planned."  So glad you got started.  When the blows like that I reduce speed and if it's still awful, get off the road and lay low for a while.  See, you made that decision and ended up getting some things done too.  We're traveling with you!  Stay safe.

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« Reply #154 on: January 19, 2014, 09:11:03 PM »
Today was a beautiful day to drive.  Got on a really long road project with a narrow lane but was ok.  I'm in Pleasant Hill, Texas tonight east of Dallas. 
I did a foolish today, my motorhome and car were so filthy it was unbelieveable and I stopped at a hand truck wash.  I think it took them awhile to find
the motorhome under there.  On day 1 I kept hitting snow, sometimes lots of it, so it was awful. If not for that I would have been through Dallas on a Sunday instead of weekday, I didn't think it would take so long.  But if I go through say midmorning I should be ok. Tom said take 465 south instead of north.  That's my only really big city on the way. I swear he calls me twice a day, I tell him I'm fine but he must worry, he doesn't need to we are just fine.  Only think I need is handcreme, I keep forgetting to buy any, big need!

He also told me have a new water tank put in, he said he has tried twice and it obviously is not going to hold, so I will.  We talked about buying a newer motorhome, but I really like to drive this one. The only thing that would be very nice and I know we would like them are some slides like our last one.

Sue Anne and I take way to much.  I get it loaded then I think oh I could use that or I could use that and end up with to much stuff.  But then its nice when I do need one of those extras.

Miss Kitty is doing well, I brought her heated catbed and she spends part of the day in it asleep or with Sue Anne.  Apparently the diesel engine doesn't bother her to much I guess.

I need to get to bed soon and get a good nights sleep so I can get out early in the morning.  I haven't been on I 30 since they raised the speed limit to 75, but that's to fast for me.  sometimes I go 70, but 65 is a pretty good speed for me, I can get behind a semi and do pretty good at that speed.

We stopped at a Subway at a Flying and Sue Anne used her card a Christmas gift, for our lunch today, she was so pleased with herself.

The lady at the campground in Quartzsite told me the balloon races will be going on, I would like to see those. 

We thought we might stay 10 days and I haven't told Sue Anne but we may head on up to Vegas, been a couple years since we have been there.  There is a very nice RV Park right off the strip.  We usually park the car out there and take the bus places.  I just can't tell her we might do anything or its engraved in stone.  She loves to go places. I need to look at the weather sometimes as I'm sure many of you know its brutally cold out there this time of year.

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« Reply #155 on: January 21, 2014, 08:42:15 PM »
Let me get this posted before I have more either computer issues or accessibility issues.

We are in Lordsburg, New Mexico, in a KOA campground, this is not far from the Arizona border. 

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« Reply #156 on: January 21, 2014, 08:51:17 PM »
This was another good driving day.  In retrospect after Tom was delayed a week I should have waited till next year to come.  But I keep putting things off and decided not to.  I would have been there today if not for Fridays closing issue and Saturdays wind, but such is life.

It's been quite awhile since I'm been on 10 out here and had no idea the speed limit was 80, of course, I'm not driving that fast, but 70 is pretty comfortable.  On most roads I like 65 better.

We stopped in Midland last night and that place is like some wild west town.  I felt uncomfortable going to any of the campgrounds so we just stayed at the Flying J parking area.  The truck drivers don't bother me.  We ran our genny for the furnace  and they run their trucks.  Sue Anne and I even got a nice clean handicapped shower stall and cleaned up so that worked well.  Only issue was I had to either pull in or back in so had to unhook the toad, but didn't take long.
However, I felt like this morning that I had bunches of eyes watching me while hooking up.  It felt that way anyhow whether there were or not.  But it turned out well.

Tonight while here trying to catch up some laundry.  This Splendide is bigger then the old one but still pretty slow drying.  So I decided to get everything washed and hang some up in the bathroom, they will dry good in there, and then put the towels and heavy stuff back in and let them finish drying.  We sure dirty a lot of clothes seems like.

Feel pretty good tonight, driving was a pleasure today.  Hope tomorrow is as good.

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« Reply #157 on: January 21, 2014, 09:39:19 PM »
Carolyn, you're almost to Arizona and the farther west you come the faster your clothes will dry.  I usually take them out of the dryer while still damp to speed things along and they dry really fast and less wrinkled.

We're waiting for you!  ;)

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« Reply #158 on: January 22, 2014, 08:46:18 AM »
Got to get moving, slept a little later this morning.  I did hang a lot of the laundry, its all dry this morning, only 1 wrinkled shirt of Sue Anne's and I do have an ironing board.

Ok, hope to see all of you that are there later today.

And NO I am not missing Indiana.  I told Tom if that kind of weather keeps up each winter, I won't make it there,brrrr.

Gotta get unhooked!

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« Reply #159 on: January 23, 2014, 01:33:43 PM »
Sorry we missed youall this morning.  Sue Anne and I went to the big tent and saw all the displays of everything RV.  Had a good lunch of barbeque, got home made taffy.  Sue Anne was looking at the Splat balls, which I thought she didn't need, and some older gentleman bought her one anyway, somehow she always gets what she wants, so we thanked him, a very nice gesture on his part.

So we are finally back to the motorhome, right now I have time from 3 different time zones, guess this is mountain time.

Our RV guy came by at 8:30 last night and couldn't see of course, he is coming back at 3.  He said don't run  water so he can see where its coming from so I haven't done laundry, used the showe house last night and only used the sink this morning.  He is thinking it may be the t trap on the washer instead of the storage tank, Tom said it very well could be as he does't think he got enough in to winterize it, guess we will find out.

I am also going to see if I can find an awning guy to make me new pull down straps for the awnings.  They are all under the metal shields so awnings are fine just the exposed part of the straps are not so good.

We see other vendors and tents we are going to visit, there is a lot here for sure.  I found out there is a trolley that goes all over town, comes back around at 45 minute intervals so going to take advantage of that.  Also saw a sign for dune buggy tours.

Tom thinks when we leave later we should go to California and I just may, think Vegas is in the cards, so to speak too!


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« Reply #160 on: January 23, 2014, 11:36:20 PM »
Saw on FB my cousins left Quartzsite this morning...heading back to Arkansas.  They said they had a great time with family there!  Hope you do too!   :)
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« Reply #161 on: January 24, 2014, 07:40:02 PM »
Enjoyed meeting many of you this evening, will join you for brunch tomorrow if we get the chance.  Just glad I finally got put faces with many of you for the first time. Sue Anne said mom, those are very nice people.

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« Reply #162 on: January 24, 2014, 07:43:15 PM »
It was nice to meet both of you, too. Hope to see you tomorrow. We have a great time.
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« Reply #163 on: January 24, 2014, 08:01:30 PM »
I love connecting  faces with RVForum Posts. Carolyn has been a long time member on our RVForum with  many many  posts. If we calculated who came the farthest and through the worst weather to get to Quartzsite, it would be Carolyn and her daughter Sue Anne.   I was delighted to meet both during our  Quartzsite  2014 rally  Happy Hour tonight.  I snapped a quick photo and when  they  began to pack up to leave Sue Anne told  me " We are Framily."  What a sweetie!"
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« Reply #164 on: January 24, 2014, 09:17:51 PM »
I've been waiting to read this post!  It was a given that when the RV Forum group met Carolyn. and Carolyn met the RV Forum group, it would be a mutual admiration meeting!  Bless you, Sue Ann!  You described this group perfectly.

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« Reply #165 on: January 24, 2014, 10:08:16 PM »
After following their exploits (adventures?) for a couple of years, it was delightful to finally meet Carolyn and Sue Anne.  Now if we could just bring Tom home from Africa....  I'm glad you're coming to the potluck.  See you tomorrow.

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« Reply #166 on: January 25, 2014, 11:53:58 AM »
I must admit that one of the reasons I do this is Sue Anne has so much fun going and seeing.  I do to but I love seeing things through her eyes.  She is ready for any new adventure.  We had her in a group home for about a year, a nice one but they didn't go much of anywhere.  It was almost like a little bird who had its wings clipped,she looked so sad.  I thought what am I doing that is so important that she can't do it too?  I couldn't leave her there, she was a young person and needed to live. We used to travel by car but didn't always work well.

We tried the old motorhome first to see how we liked it and she just loved it so we were off.

And needless to say dad will let her and I do almost anything we want to try, so we are fortunate in that respect. I can't say enough good about him.  I told him he would be rich without us!!

Sue Anne has her issues and its not always easy but the joy she has brought has been well worth all the problems we have had to deal with concerning her.

And my life changed for the better many years ago when I decided "you can be as happy as you want to be".  If sounds to simplistic but its truel

I hope that we can go more often in the future, just have to see how that works out.
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« Reply #167 on: January 25, 2014, 12:28:20 PM »
A little story and a BIG Thanks to Carolyn and Tom.  We have never meet in person but Carolyn saved my BIL's sanity. possibility his life and made him happy, comfortable and safe.  BIL and sister lived in WI.  BIL got job in Houston but sister stayed in WI so son could finish high school.  BIL rented apartment that look nice.  Found out new owners had run off the undesirables but they started coming back about 4 months into his lease and it got worse from there.  Parties, fights with weapons etc.  He would come home and never go out once inside - just not safe.  He had to get out.  I contacted Carolyn and she came to his rescue and rented him an trailer on a lake for very little $.  He was so happy there.  He got to meet both Carolyn and Tom and like them both very much, said they were such positive examples of that Texas trait to be friendly and helpful.

He sure appreciated your help Carolyn.  I want to thank you for taking such good care of him.  The are now living in Canyon Lake and son is at university.

Carolyn, hope you do not mind me telling story but since you are no longer in Houston thought might be OK...
Jennifer
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« Reply #168 on: January 25, 2014, 02:34:44 PM »
It's ok, he was a super nice guy and I'm just so happy things turned out well for he and his family.  There was an elderly man across the street that really liked him.

The same old Silver Streaks are now serving 2 other young men well.  One has changed his life and is doing great, the other one may be one of those people you just can't help.

We aren't going to make it to brunch today.  The RV guy got here but like most things its taking longer then anticipated.

I believe in karma, what goes around comes around so do a little good in life and it comes back around.


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« Reply #169 on: January 25, 2014, 06:51:24 PM »
I apparently had 2 leaks, one at the p trap of the washer, he showed me where someone had patched it before, also one at the valve on the water heater, the bypass valve.  Not leaking a lot but had been for some time it appeared.

Also we figured out what dear old hubby did with the fresh water tank, no leak there afterall, just in his attempt to create an easy way for me to winterize he added a step and I couldn't figure out how to get the water to flow into it, so good things happened this afternoon.

I am now doing laundry, happily in the motorhome instead of the on site laundry

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« Reply #170 on: January 25, 2014, 06:54:29 PM »
Missed you both at the potluck. Maybe you could join us out here in the boonies next year :)
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« Reply #171 on: January 25, 2014, 09:49:22 PM »
We did, indeed, miss having you at the potluck but totally understand the reason.  RV repairs don't (never??) usually fit into the schedule we would like.  I'm glad you found the leaks which are always a worry.  Nevertheless it was fun meeting you and Sue Anne yesterday.  We would love to have you join us out here in the desert the next time.  Our first two visits to Quartzsite were at RV parks and we would look at the desert and thought all those people must be crazy to be out there.  Then we met the RV Forum and it was so much more fun to be out here with them.  Now I can't imagine being in Quartzsite and not be among family.  Say hi to Tom for us!  Maybe we'll get to meet him someday too.

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« Reply #172 on: January 26, 2014, 11:23:52 AM »
With one this old you might get a repair every couple hundred miles, just kidding I hope, but they are much more frequent, that's for sure.

Sue Anne and I are haunting some more flea markets today.  I would like to find some cabinet door fasteners, these are brass with a knob that goes between 2 beads, I doubt I find them, likely will order from Fleetwood, but who knows.  I need 1 for sure for the cabinet over Sue Annes seat where the Dish box is. I can just put a different one up there if necessary, hate to bonk her on the head with components.

I am also going to see Shade Pro and see if I can get new pull down straps for the window awnings and large awning.  The ends where they fasten to the cleats on the walls are pretty rotten where they are exposed to the sun, the rest is like new.  Tom said they will have to take an end cap off to slide them in.  Also these are longer then normal since they roll up under the metal sun covers so they will have to make them.

This is a very nice park, no dogs barking all night, that sure is welcome and its not because it isn't crowded as it is.  We have used the showers here several times and they are really clean, to me a big  plus.

If the weather warms up some we will head up to Vegas Friday or Saturday morning.  If  not we well head back on I 10 and amble along or other roads and stop and see places we have intended to on other trips when we were in to much of a hurry.  We may even amble over to Florida before we have to head back to the north lands.  Where ever we go it will be dictated by the weather.

And Tom and I both learned we have to do a more thorough job of winterizing.  The repair guy said we need to run a gallon of pink stuff through the washer.  We did not put that much in, but will next time. It's been a long time since we have been in cold country.  Think I will get Tom to insulate my motorhome garage and put minimal heat in it just to keep it above freezing to help alleviate some of the missed places issue.  I don't want something like this again.

Well off of here, we had a late breakfast and are off to play.  Does my car need cleaned up inside and out but think its pointless for now.

Have a great day, I know we will.


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« Reply #173 on: January 26, 2014, 03:29:40 PM »
Carolyn, are the red Arkansas chairs by the fire ring yours ?
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« Reply #174 on: January 26, 2014, 06:52:28 PM »
It appears so, if someone is around tomorrow afternoon will try to remember to get them.  They were super cheapies so no big loss if I don't.

Sue Anne is running me all over, she thinks flea markets are wonderful, she never saw one she didn't like!  I'm tired.

And I'm waxing on the motorhome too, hope to get one side at least and the front done, don't know if I will get more done this week.  I got a good wax but
the cleaner wax is the best.  And the buff color always needs a lot of coats, I didn't get to it last year, I need to do it annually to keep it from discoloring.

Later all.

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« Reply #175 on: January 26, 2014, 09:06:03 PM »
Carolyn, I am so happy you made it down there.  Wow, brave of you to make such a trip with just you and Sue Anne, you two are pretty special and Tom sounds like he is a charm too.

I hope you get to California and Vegas instead of heading East, by the sounds of it the weather all over but west is cold.  It is very cold up here in Ontario and winter has been very long so far.

BTW, did you bring the Caddy?
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« Reply #176 on: January 27, 2014, 03:48:42 PM »
No I still have the Saturn.  I left the new Caddy at home.  Tom has to get the base plate and everything for it and had no time. 

I hate to pull it behind as this time I had a rock hit and break the windshield on the Saturn, it will be covered by insurance.  I know I can get a cover for
the front if I do haul it.  But this car is old enough I don't worry about it.  I know everyone tows new ones but maybe they trade them more often then us, we keep one for a long time so I try to take good care of them.

We have been so tired at night , been going to bed at 9:30, that is not like us at all.  I haven't even had the TV on but one night since we left Indiana.

I just checked the weather up there and its awful.  They are to get more snow this week, I can't believe how bad it is.  All I can say is happy we made it out of there.  I hope the furnace is running and all is well, would hate to go home to frozen pipes.  However most of ours are in the basement so that might help keep them from freezing and busting, can only hope.
 
I think I finally wore Sue Anne down enough that she decided to stay in today.  Going to go get sugar so I can make a cherry cheesecake for us. I went, bought a bunch of stuff and forgot the sugar wouldn't you know!

I don't worry about the driving and I also have Coach Net which I have had good luck with before, plus the trusty checkbook!  I might have a CC permit also, just for a little extra safety margin shall we say.  And having a toad as hubby says keeps me from getting stranded.  Since he calls once or twice a day and knows where I am I imagine the blood hounds would be out searching pretty quick. 


You are right about the weather.  I was looking at Florida or Vegas and right now neither are as warm as here.  This is really a nice temperature even if I'm not crazy about the dryness.  It's really nice to be out of that miserable cold, brrrrr.


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« Reply #177 on: January 28, 2014, 10:41:51 AM »
Looks like the temps are going to come up.  I will check about Thursday if Vegas gets to the 60's or 70's we will head up that way.  Only about a 4 hour drive so that will work.

Did some cleaning yesterday, went over the leather driver and passenger seat, recliner, and couch with saddle soap, sure made the leather soft.  I should have done that before.

Then went over the wood in all but the bedroom with that orange glo wood polish.  Have to do my cleaning in here too even on a vacation! 

I can't find Miss Kittys favorite food here and she is not particularly pleased with the substitutes, a regular pest in the mornings.  Finally found one in here she was happy with.  Need to check at Walmart they surely have it at those here.

Otherwise all is going well, think Sue Anne is ready to run around today, yesterday she wanted to stay in so we did. Sometimes she is just tired and wants to sleep most of the day, other times she is a whrilwind of activity.

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« Reply #178 on: January 28, 2014, 11:00:04 AM »
Did you pick up your chairs?
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« Reply #179 on: January 29, 2014, 08:25:14 PM »
I forgot all about them are they sitting forlornly out at the campsite?  Ha! Ha!
We went to Blythe today.  Seems quite different just across the mountain range there, lots of irrigated land. I can see all the water in the canals they use, I keep hearing everyone around here
worrying about the lack of rain and snowpack.  They say our fruits and veggies are going to be sky high.  I hear that people are paying $4 a gallon and more for propane too with this cold winter, wow.

But everything out here looks like it really got hurt in the recession or has it been like this for some time. The weather is wondeful, 79 today sunshine, and light breeze, its just my skin feels like the moisture is leaving it, I'm going to need to moisturize more.

We also had to go to Bythe because we ran out of the one catfood our old cat likes, not much variety here unless you want to buy liquor, never saw such a variety! So we had to make a trip for our old gal. 

I thought where we lived in Indiana was hurting but it actually looks prosperous compared to this area.  I think our great country is in a decline, just sad.

But then think about it when all us old folks and I'm including the baby boomers kick off its going to lose millions in population that is sure going to change a lot of things when so many of us are replaced with people in low paying jobs and there are just way less people period.

Tom and I were talking about where we live now.  He said used to be farmers all over down there.  Had farms of 200, 500 or so acreas and made a living now as they have died off maybe 3 or 4 farmers own all of that land with all the old houses being torn down.  They are not young so what is the next step corporate farms?  There will be whole sections of this country depopulated.  Just such a tremendous change in our lifetime.

But enough of that, we are enjoying ourselves, Tom calls daily to see what I had to replace now!  So far a few days with nothing, wow, that's a welcome reprieve.

I'm not sure where we will go after Vegas, may meander slowly back east across 10, reluctant to go very far north.  Stop in some places or wonder down some side roads to places we always passed and said next time we will stop.  If it stays real cold up there, Florida my be on the itinerary yet this year.

I also see in May an Escapees informational type rally in Goshen, Indiana, only 5 days, if all works out we will attend that too.

We have now added 8,000 miles to the old motorhome since we have had it, and will be at least 2 more before we get home.  She will get a workout from us.  Tom says when we are through it will probably only be good for parting out. I hope she has a lot more years of life left in her. 

 

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